New Honor Society organizes memorial for 17
  “We have a duty to make our environment safer. Tonight we are making a stand. Enough is enough. We will not be next.” With those words, Thomas Dale High School senior Makayla Callender may have summed up the feelings, thoughts and emotions of some 75 students who stood... Read more
School board postpones decision on year-round school at Bellwood Elementary
By Caleb M. Soptelean After much discussion, the Chesterfield County Public Schools board last week decided to postpone a decision about year-round school at Bellwood Elementary. Eleven people spoke during public comment, including several teachers who spoke in favor of the plan and several parents spoke against it. Year-round... Read more
Body cameras at what cost?
  A disagreement over the funding needed to review video footage from body cameras worn by police escalated to the state Legislature, with two officials disagreeing over the likelihood of success for legislation that would mandate that Chesterfield and other counties specifically provide funding for such. The conflict came... Read more
Helping people no risk for Johnson
  After a lifetime of managing risks, David Johnson is teaching others to do the same. Johnson, 63, became Chesterfield County’s director of risk management Feb. 26. The Annapolis, Md., native who lived in Norfolk for 10 years while growing up, brings a wealth of experience to the position.... Read more
Rexes celebrate 74th wedding anniversary
It was laughs and smiles all around as Stewart and Helen Rex celebrated their 74th wedding anniversary last week. The couple, who were married March 11, 1944, were honored with a vow renewal ceremony at Lucy Corr Health Care Center. The event was a surprise for Stewart, whose humorous... Read more
EDA details plans for Megasite
CHESTERFIELD – The Economic Development Authority of Chesterfield County announced Monday the filing of a detailed update of their rezoning application for a large, advanced manufacturing facility expected to bring significant new tax revenue and thousands of well-paying jobs to the county. An economic analysis performed by Mangum and... Read more
The unwavering support of Martina Hall
Va. Tech graduate found her passion for teaching early CHESTER – Martina Hall, a second-grade teacher at Elizabeth Scott Elementary, believes when a student gets a wrong answer, it is a good thing because that student is learning something through that incorrect answer. “I love … looking at their... Read more
Panel Kills Bill Giving Puerto Ricans In-State College Tuition   
By Zach Joachim Capital News Service RICHMOND – A House subcommittee has killed a bill that would have made residents of any U.S. territory hit by a major disaster – like Puerto Rico – eligible for in-state tuition at Virginia’s public colleges and universities. The Higher Education Subcommittee of... Read more
Chesterfield Federal Credit Union to open student-run branch at MBK High
Chesterfield Federal Credit Union and Chesterfield County Public Schools held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand opening of the student-run Monarch credit union branch at Meadowbrook High on Tuesday. It will be managed by students who are instructed and mentored on how to run a bank branch. Student... Read more
Buffalo Soldiers to hold ‘Live Museum’ Feb. 17
The Mark Matthews Chapter of the 9th and 10th Calvary (Horse) Association will hold its annual Live Museum event Feb. 17, noon – 4 p.m. at the Freedom Support Center, 32 West Washington Street, Petersburg. The event will feature “in character” Buffalo Soldiers who have made their mark on... Read more